What is Knemidocoptes pilae known as?
What does Knemidocoptes pilae do to Psittacine birds?
Sarcoptiform mite causing scaly leg and/or scaly face in parrots
Knemidocoptes pilae is mostly seen in what bird?
Knemidocoptes pilae mites burrow into tissues producing a honeycomb-like proliferation that results in _____ of the ___ and thickening of the skin.
In canaries Knemidocoptes pilae is called _____.
Avian Aspergillosis is a ___ disease.
Is Avian Aspergillosis infectious or contagious?
infectious but not contagious
_______ predisposes to infection for Avian Aspergillosis.
All species of birds can be affected by Avian Aspergillosis, but most commonly are:
1) companion (pet) birds-african greys, pionus, amazons, mynahs
Avian Aspergillosis can have no _______ or ______.
clinical signs, abnormal PE findings
Avian Aspergillosis acute clinical signs:
dyspnea, nasal discharge, wheezing, rales, cyanosis
Clinical pathology for Avian Aspergillosis:
1) high WBC
3) monocytosis, lymphopenia
T/F With Avian Aspergillosis you must treat or correct the underlying predisposing condition.
Drug names for treatment of Avian Aspergillosis.
1) Itraconazole-best efficacy
2) Enliconazole-good efficacy
3) Ketoconazole-good in mammals and some birds
Avian Candidiasis aka ____ or ____
sour crop or thrush
Avian Candidiasis is a ____ disease
fungal (mycotic) disease
The yeast spp for this disease is A. fumigatus.
The yeast spp for this disease is C. albicans
What is the most common presentation of Avian Candidiasis?
crop infection in neonate or very young bird characterized by impaction and malnutrition
Chlamydophilosis (formerly Chlamydiosis) is a ____ disease that is ____.
"Chylmidia" in birds is the same as in what species? What are other names for Chlamydophilosis?
cats, Parrot fever, psittacosis, ornithosis
Chlamydophilosis birds can be infected and excrete (shed) the organism intermittently for months without?
any clinical signs-asymptomatic carrier birds
T/F Chlamydophilosis is zoonotic and vice versa.
Chlamydophilosis is ____ if it is not treated.
Always quarantine new birds for ____ before ____ into a collection.
30-60 days, adding
Positive cases of ____ must be reported to the State Veterinarian.
Chlamydophilosis commonly causes ____ disease in all species.
Chlamydophilosis acute clinical signs:
green urates (specific for liver), diarrhea
Chlamydophilosis clinical pathology:
1) 30,000 WBC with heterophillia with left shift and cell toxicity 2) monocytosis, reactive lymphocytes
____ may cause vomiting in macaws.